Iraq is set to receive electricity exports from neighboring Jordan “by early-September” with the start up of 150MW Phase-1 capacity, Iraq Electricity Minister Ziad Fadhel said on 21 August. This is one month later than the previous plan (MEES, 2 June).
Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Musa says that initially 40MW will be sent through a medium-voltage 132kV link crossing the border from Jordan’s town of Risha to Iraq’s Rutba (MEES, 28 October 2022). US firm GE is finishing work on a 350km 400kV line inside Iraq that will subsequently enable flows in line with full 150MW first phase capacity. (CONTINUED - 189 WORDS)